UpWork has a clear advantage in the market because of its transparent and reliable platform: it’s clear that they’ve invested quite a bit into taking the hassle out of the work sourcing and talent selection process. This is done via their detailed employer and client work history displays, feedback system, escrow payment system, and intuitive desktop and mobile apps. One unique offering is that employers can go for the UpWork Pro plan, which works like a talent agency in that UpWork vets and handpicks the right professionals for your project, saving you time in sorting through dozens of proposals.